Steelers’ JuJu Smith-Schuster trade could improve Titans WR group
What’s in it for the Pittsburgh Steelers?
The Pittsburgh Steelers selected WR Chase Claypool in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft. It would be fair to speculate that the Steelers aren’t against letting JuJu Smith-Schuster go after his contract is up. With 2020 being the last year on JuJu’s contract, it would be smart for the team to get something in return before he becomes a free agent.
The specific trade that was sent to Harrison Graham involved the Tennessee Titans sending Corey Davis, a 2021 1st round draft pick, and a 2021 6th round draft pick for JuJu Smith-Schuster and a 2021 7th round draft pick.
In my opinion, giving up Corey Davis AND a 1st rounder is a bit much for a wide receiver (JuJu) who barely had more than 500 yards last season. It is hard to tell what a fair price would be for Smith-Schuster. I would expect either Corey Davis and a mid-round pick or a 1st round draft pick and two later picks.
In either of these scenarios the Pittsburgh Steelers are receiving (no pun intended) enough to warrant giving up Smith-Schuster. They could potentially sign Davis to a cheaper contract or a one year prove-it deal, or they could rack up on draft picks to build for the future (sorry Ben).